Sunday, January 12, 2014
Paterson City Council States Health Benefits Unfair
Members of the city council in Paterson, NJ have taken issue with a proposed contract for the public library's part-time workers. The new contract would lower the required number of hours worked per week in order to be eligible for health benefits from 21 to 20. Council members claim that it is unfair for the library's part-time workers to receive health benefits at all when other part-time municipal workers do not. While a vote on the contract has been scheduled for later this month, the library director has stated that the vote is merely a courtesy and the library board has the final say.